Chicago Birth Injury Overview

How a Chicago Birth Injury Lawyer Can Help

When to contact a cerebral palsy lawyer

During a pregnancy, doctors and other medical staff have a duty to properly monitor the health of both the mother and baby, and to provide them with the standard of care generally accepted by the medical community. If negligence or failure to meet this standard causes an injury or death to the mother or child, the doctor and staff might be liable for the harm caused.

If you or your baby suffered harm through the negligence or wrongful conduct of your doctor or hospital, you should seek the help of a knowledgeable Chicago Erb’s palsy attorney.

A lifetime of care

Common medical errors that may occur during pregnancy due to the negligence of a doctor or nurse can lead to a lifetime of care for your child.  Such errors include failure to:

  • Monitor fetal development
  • Provide genetic counseling on risks of fetal diseases
  • Diagnose or monitor maternal diabetes
  • Note previous difficult pregnancies, deliveries, or large babies
  • Respond to signs of the baby’s oxygen deprivation
  • Correct an umbilical cord that is choking the fetus

During the delivery process, medical staff must perform the proper delivery techniques, including emergency c-sections if necessary, to prevent harm to the mother and baby. Some common birth injuries that result from delivery errors include the following:

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Oxygen deficiency or asphyxia
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Kernicterus and hyperbilirubinemia
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Fractures
  • Klumke’s palsy
  • Uterine rupture
  • Negligent use of forceps or other medical instruments
  • Brachial Plexus

Contact us today

If you or your baby suffered harm at the hands of a trusted medical professional, contact a Chicago Erb’s palsy attorney today to recover the financial compensation you need and deserve. With over 65 years of extensive experience in medical malpractice cases, the Chicago birth injury lawyers of Phillips Law Office offer quality comprehensive legal services to medical malpractice victims and their families throughout Illinois. Please call us at (312) 346-4262 or contact us online today for a free attorney consultation about your case.